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Americans Take Home Majority of Nobel Prizes

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The brightest minds from around the world were awarded Nobel Prizes this week for some very significant breakthroughs.   The committee based in Stockholm and Oslo honor the work in the fields of Economics, Peace, Literature, Chemistry, Physics and Medicine.

The most popular prize for Peace went to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.  This group that dubs themselves the Chemical Brothers scours the world for chemical weapons and destroys them, including the current stockpile in Syria.  They've rid the world of a vast majority of the dangerous weapons in the past fifteen years.

The expected winner, Malala Yousafzai, was nearly killed by the Taliban for promoting female education.  She sent out a tweet congratulating the Chemical Brothers.

Researchers from the University of Chicago and Yale took home the economic prizes for the stock prediction papers.

Americans also took home the prizes for reaction predictions in Chemistry and cellular substance movement in Medicine.

The Literature Prize went to Canadian Author Alice Munro for her short stories.

The physics prize went to famous physicists Higgs and Englert for the confirmation of the Higgs particle, which gives mass to substances.

Along with the prestige and very shiny medal, the winners also take home a one point two million dollar prize.

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